Workaholics


Workaholics Information

Workaholics is an American sitcom that premiered on Comedy Central on April 5, 2011. The series is in its third season, and is predominantly written by its stars Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine, Anders Holm, and co-creator Kyle Newacheck who play, respectively, three recent college dropouts, roommates, and co-workers at a telemarketing company"?and their drug dealer, in Rancho Cucamonga, California.

Synopsis

The main characters became acquaintances at college where Blake and Adam were roommates and Anders was their resident adviser, and, in a phase-of-life transition, continue to do things associated with college after dropping out (drinking, partying, pranks, etc.) as they transition into adulthood. The "friendship family's" action is generally confined to the main characters' house and their workspace, a cubicle the three of them share at a telemarketing company called TelAmeriCorp.

Production

The show was co-created and is largely written by its three stars, Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine, and Anders Holm. Frequent co-star Kyle Newacheck also directs most episodes, as well as being a fourth co-creator and serving as executive producer. Kevin Etten is the series' showrunner. Prior to Workaholics, the group was part of the sketch comedy group, 'Mail Order Comedy', which began in 2006 in Los Angeles, CA. They have since created a production company under the same name: Mail Order Comedy.

Workaholics was ordered by Comedy Central in March 2010 after a Comedy Central executive saw a series of videos the group had posted on YouTube. The pilot aired as a "TV Sneak Peek" after the March 15, 2011, debut of the Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump. The program ran its 10-episode first season from April 6, 2011, to June 8, 2011, and aired at 10:30 p.m. EDT on Comedy Central. On May 4, 2011, the show was renewed for a second season of ten episodes, which ran from September 20, 2011, to November 22, 2011. On October 25, 2011, the series was renewed for a third season which contained 20 episodes. The first 10 episodes of season 3 ran from May 29 to July 31, 2012 and the remaining 10 episodes began airing January 16, 2013. Due to the popularity of the series, on January 6, 2013, Comedy Central ordered 13-episode fourth and fifth seasons.

Characters

Main characters

  • Blake Chesterfield Henderson (Blake Anderson) is the most eccentric and least self-involved or inter-personally competitive of the three guys. He has long, curly brown hair, which he parts to one side, and a mustache.
  • Adam Dwayne DeMamp (Adam DeVine) is impulsive, impish, immature and fun-loving, severely narcissistic, and is known for being the most emotional.
  • Anders "Ders" Torpin Holmvik (Anders Holm) is the most responsible of the three, but also tends to be easily misled and naive. He has aspirations of being elected to the city council in the future, which tempers his debauchery. He is noticeably more materialistic than the other two. He is the only one of the three who owns a vehicle.

Recurring characters

  • Alice Murphy (Maribeth Monroe) is their foul-mouthed, angst-ridden boss, whom Adam finds very attractive. Her anger possibly stems from her divorce and inability to have children.
  • Jillian Belk (Jillian Bell) is Alice's socially inept assistant and office manager who always means well, but receives little respect. She has feelings for Blake that he might return.
  • Karl Hevacheck (Kyle Newacheck) is a drug-dealer and jack-of-all-trades, and according to Blake and Adam, "the smartest guy they know" who they often refer to as "the human genius," but who Anders refers to as "brown water trash."
  • Montez Walker (Erik Griffin) is an overly competitive co-worker, who frequently interrupts the guys' schemes and tells them about his sexual life with his wife.
  • Waymond Womano (Waymond Lee) the mute cubicle mate of Montez and Jet Set, and frequent lackey of Montez. He is often blamed for absurd, seemingly uncharacteristic things.
  • Jet Set (Jesse Hudson) (Seasons 1-3) the third member of Montez's and Waymond's cubicle, who dresses, speaks, and wears his hair in the style of the 1960s. Hudson died on December 13, 2012, after the third season had been filmed in which he became a more significant figure.
  • Bradley Murphy (Edward Barbanell) is Alice's foul-mouthed Down Syndrome older brother. He puts down the three protagonists ceaselessly but values their friendship. Brad (or "B-Rad" as Adam calls him) parties hard and isn't afraid to break the law.

Guest characters/stars

  • Robbie (Brian Huskey) appears in the first episode, "Piss & Shit", as the eccentric drug tester who the guys try to outsmart.
  • Marc Summers plays himself in the episode "We Be Ballin'", as he purchases Blake's bear suit in return for a favor, which he performs on his own show Unwrapped.
  • Dean (Clint Howard) joins Ders as a new employee at TelAmeriCorp in the episode, "The Strike", when Blake and Adam go on strike.
  • Jerry (Rance Howard) is a new employee who gets hired in the episode, "The Strike". He joins Ders' cubicle alongside his real-life son Clint Howard as Blake and Adam go on strike.
  • Big Money Hustla (Rebel Wilson) a juggalette turns out to be Adam's love interest in the episode "Straight Up Juggahos".
  • Topher (Chris D'Elia) is the child sex offender that Blake encounters on the Justin Beiber Fan Club site in the episode "To Friend a Predator".
  • Sharon (Laura Kightlinger) is the older lady that Adam moves in with, and Ders tries to steal in the episode "Muscle I'd Like to Flex".
  • Bruce Benson (Chris Parnell) the CEO of TelAmeriCorp asks the guys to kill him in the episode "In the Line of Getting Fired".
  • School kid #1 (Taco Bennett) plays a minor role in the episode "Heist School" as the kid who yells "Fuck The Dragons".
  • Cool Eric (Mitchell Hurwitz) is the counsellor who attempts to help the guys stay sober in the episode "Dry Guys".
  • Naomi (Nicky Whelan) is the Australian temp who Jillian and the guys fall for in the episode "Temp-tress".
  • Kyle Walsh (Ray Wise) appears in the episode "Model Kombat" as the modelling agent who gains an interest in Ders.
  • Craig (Gary Anthony Williams) is the father the guys meet at Dante's Pizza Palace in the episode "Old Man Ders".
  • Bunny Anderson (Carla Gallo) is Ders' new flame in the episode "Karl's Wedding".
  • Rachel (Katee Sackhoff) is a homeless woman that Adam takes as a date to Karl's wedding in the episode "Karl's Wedding".
  • Gayle Reynolds (Kiersten Warren) a.k.a. The Barracuda appears in the episode "The Business Trip" as a potential client who Alice and the guys try to impress.
  • Lisa (Rumer Willis) appears in the episode "True Dromance" as the guys new drug dealer who they get into debt with.
  • Lori Beth Denberg plays herself in the episode "True Dromance" as a meet and greet acts as incentive for the guys to stick with their new drug dealer.
  • Judge Darren Tibbles (Bruce McCulloch) is the judge in the episode "To Kill a Chupacabraj" who presides over the case between Montez and the guys.
  • Ponytail brothers (The Black Keys) Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney make a cameo appearance in the episode "To Kill a Chupacabraj" as brothers in the court.
  • Eve (Helena Mattsson) is Ders' pen pal from Sweden. She appears in the episode "Good Mourning" along with her friend who Blake tries to impress.
  • Reverend Troy (Tim Heidecker) is the manager of the strong man group, The Lord's Force, in the episode of the same name.
  • Colleen Walker (Alex Borstein) is Montez's wife, who he suspects is cheating on him in the episode "Ders Comes in Handy".
  • Josh/Dr. TelAmericorp (Robert Englund) is a former employee of TelAmeriCorp who the guys believe is haunting the office in the episode "A TelAmerican Horror Story".
  • Travis Rockne ( Daniel Stern) is Alice's crazy replacement in the episode "Alice Quits".
  • Peggy (Sally Kellerman) is the older lady who seduces Ders in the episode "The Worst Generation".
  • Mark (Jordan Peele) is the caretaker at the old folks home in the episode "The Worst Generation".
  • Tom Green plays himself in the episode "The Future is Gnar" as a killer cyborg.

Reception

The A.V. Clubs Kevin McFarland has praised the show, calling it the "adult version of Ed, Edd n Eddy".

Season 1 of Workaholics was met with mostly solid reviews. Matthew Gilbert of the Boston Globe gave the first season an 80 overall on MetaCritic saying it was "witty, irreverent, and joyously juvenile." Dave Wiegand gave the show a 75 overall and added, "The material works more often than not because the guys are completely shameless, which makes them difficult to dislike." The highest amount of viewers the show got in Season 1 was a 1.69 (million) on the ninth episode.

Season 2 saw its first 2 million plus viewed episode with the season premiere. The highest rating, a 2.16, was achieved in episode seven titled "Teenage Mutant Ninja Roommates". The show received its highest number of viewers during this season and averaged about 1.64 (million) viewers per episode.

The season premiere this year for Season 3 achieved a 2.11 in the Nielsen ratings the third highest in the shows history. The number of viewers began to drop off after. The final three episodes achieved 1.23, 1.21, 1.24 respectively. Season 3 wrapped up on March 20, 2013, after 20 episodes split over two broadcast seasons.

Episodes

Main article: List of Workaholics episodes


International broadcast

  • In Germany, the show airs on Sundays at 10:00pm on Comedy Central.
  • In Canada, the third season currently airs at the same time as in the US on Wednesdays at 10:00pm on The Comedy Network.
  • In Australia, the show occasionally airs on Tuesdays at 9:30pm on The Comedy Channel.
  • In Sweden, the show airs on Monday nights at 9.55pm on Comedy Central.
  • In New Zealand, the show airs Monday nights at 9:00pm from April 9, 2012, on Comedy Central.
  • In India, the show airs on Comedy Central (India). Second season will air from September 3, 2012.
  • In the Netherlands, the show is broadcast Monday through Friday (as of late-June 2012) on Comedy Central.
  • In Hungary, the show airs on Comedy Central under the title, A Munka H"?sei (The Heroes of Work).
  • In Argentina, México, Venezuela, and Colombia the show airs Sundays 11:00pm (in Brazil, the shows airs Mondays 12:00am) on Comedy Central.
  • In Serbia, the show airs on Comedy Central Extra.
  • In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the show airs on Comedy Central Extra.
  • In Slovenia, the show airs on Comedy Central Extra.
  • In Norway, the show airs on TV Norge MAX.
  • In France, the show airs on MCM.
  • In Turkey, the show airs on e2.
  • In the Czech republic, the show airs on Comedy Central Extra.'
  • In Israel the show airs on Comedy Central.



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